Title IX at 40
Since its passage in 1972, Title IX has spawned many changes. More girls than ever are playing sports. Doors have opened for them to take advanced math and science courses. Pregnant and parenting students have more educational opportunities. But most experts and educators say—and the data confirm—that gender equality has yet to be achieved. In this collection, Education Week examines the landmark federal law’s history, progress, and remaining barriers.
Alyssia Perez, 17, and her 5-month-old, Alyza Garcia, cuddle at the Healy-Murphy Child Development Center, in San Antonio, an independent school for pregnant and parenting teenagers. Title IX requires schools to ensure that such students get an equal chance. —Lisa Krantz for Education Week

Title IX: New Opportunities for Girls, But Gender Gap Remains

More K-12 girls than ever are involved in sports since passage of the 1972 law, but the gap between boys and girls remains huge. (June 13, 2012, Education Week)

Title IX: History and Trends
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In honor of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, three Education Week writers discussed the academic, athletic, and social aspects of the law. Read through the transcript.

Title IX Storify
Title IX is most commonly known for its role in advancing gender equality for girls in sports, but the extent of the law is far reaching. This Storify package offers a thorough look into Title IX's impact.

Title IX Promise Unmet for Pregnant Students

Title IX is most often associated with school sports, but the gender-equity law applies to many aspects of schooling. (June 13, 2012, Education Week)

Gender Gaps Persist in STEM Subjects

Girls are no longer shut out of math, science, or career education classes like they were before Title IX, but their participation still lags. (June 13, 2012, Education Week)


Title IX: The Work Continues

On the eve of Title IX's 40th anniversary, Fatima Goss Graves considers barriers the law has lifted and those that remain on the gender-bias front. (June 13, 2012, Education Week)

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